Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medshadow Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 288,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medshadow Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alliance for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 288,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bishop Museum HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Page SUM 102,997

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Black Alliance for Just Immigration United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 627,750

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13280 records found.